Elevating Public Health Education for the Next Generation of Advocates

SAP Partners | <b>Rutgers School of Public Health</b>

On this episode of Managed Care Cast, Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, discusses training the next generation of public health professionals.

National Public Health Week, the annual initiative from the American Public Health Association, falls within the first full week of April. On this episode of Managed Care Cast, to mark the conclusion of National Public Health Week this year, which ran from April 4-10, we speak with Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH, dean of the Rutgers School of Public Health, who is also a public health psychologist, infectious disease epidemiologist, applied statistician, researcher, educator, and advocate.

He discusses training the next generation of public health professionals, why a paradigm shift is necessary around integrating mental health awareness into public health education, and the importance of activism and advocacy to eliminating health disparities.

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